Talking about maths
As a parent or carer, you give your child their first experiences with maths.
Even if you don’t feel confident with maths, you can still make a huge difference to how your child’s numeracy confidence and ability develops.
- Be positive about maths. Don't say things like "I can’t do maths" or "I hated maths at school"; your child might start to think like that themselves.
- Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking and travelling.
- Praise your child for effort rather than talent - this shows them that by working hard they can always improve